Some entertainment artists on Friday advised intending artists to focus more on the exploration of the diverse social media platforms available in the country to showcase their works.
They gave the advice during the maiden edition of the Entertainment Fair and Festival (TEFFEST) with the theme” Entertainment is Life”, held at The Podium, Lekki, Lagos.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that TEFFEST is an entertainment festival aimed at promoting the possibilities in the business of entertainment and world-class innovations around entertainment.
The artists said social media platforms available in likes of Instagram, Twitter, Google, Snapchat, Facebook, Youtube and a host of others should be explored for proper projection and marketing of entertainment intellectual works.
They advised intending artists to take advantage of the google, a rich platform where they could tap knowledge to improve on their skills.
Bisola Ayeola, ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, also an actress encouraged intending artists to stay hardworking, focused, diligent and dedicated to their choice of career, if they must be successful.
She said for intending artists to successfully break into the entertainment industry, they must be able to engage the social media in showcasing their unique talents for all to see.
“As an intending actor, musician, comedian try to showcase your talent on the social media platforms, this is a platform that no one should undermine because you can easily get help if you are truly talented in those areas.
“I explored the social media well and I still do till date.
“It is unfortunate that young people want quick money but it takes patience, hard work, creativity and being focus for anyone to thrive in the entertainment industry.
“Technology has helped us a lot in this country, explore the social media, don’t be confused about your purpose, which should be in line with your passion,” she said.
Also, Nigerian Actor, Alex Ekubo said every intending artiste should bear in mind that not all artistes were destined to appear on the screen, as others could be talented in script writing, directing and all.
He said most renowned Nigerian actors had come to limelight through their proper exploration of the social media, advising the younger ones to do same.
Ekubo advised the Nigerian content creators to produce more kiddies content for the children like cartoons to minimise the rate at which the nation embraces foreign cartoons.
“We need to produce more of our content for the kids, create cartoons for them locally, I believe so much in promoting our own things here,” he said.
Ekubo also advised government across Africa and private investors to focus more on establishment of cinemas in communities for proper distribution of locally produced films.
He urged the Federal Government to create film academies for adequate training of intending artistes, who would be professionally minded.
Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, Convener of the festival, advised everyone in the entertainment industry to engage google, to upgrade themselves in their choice of career.
” A lot of people learnt various skills and developed themselves on Youtube and Google, this should be encouraged among us,” she said.
Captain E, son of famous actress, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde ,who spoke on code of conduct and discipline in the entertainment industry advised intending artists to remain respectful while trying to be recognised.
” You must try to be respectful, polite and friendly, while approaching the renowned artistes who are to help you,” he said.
Nigerian film maker, Malik Adegbua, also advised intending artistes to create contents through the exploration of the innovative virtual reality opportunities.
Edited & Vetted By: Ifeyinwa Omowole
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